Dickinson County property owners soon will be receiving a tax notice with information about property tax revenue. The “2022 Notice of Estimated Ad Valorem Taxes” is not a tax bill and should not be paid. The notification will be sent to explain each taxing jurisdiction’s intent or non-intent to exceed their revenue neutral rate by assessing more property taxes than they did the year before. “The main thing people need to be aware of is that this notice is not a bill,” Dickinson County Clerk Jeanne Livingston emphasized. The revenue neutral rate or (RNR) is the mill levy rate that will generate the exact same amount of property tax revenue as the year before, using the current tax year’s updated assessed valuation. The notice is required by state law to promote transparency. Dickinson County Treasurer Leah Hern noted that information on the notice of estimated ad valorem taxes is just that – an estimate. Hern said she understands that people will be concerned and will want to know how their taxes will be affected. “Property tax statements will be issued after mill rates are finalized and calculated, which happens Nov. 1 or after,” Hern said. The cost of the new mandated mailing will be between $8,000 and $10,000 to mail out 12,000 statements to Dickinson County property owners, Livingston said. The State of Kansas will cover the mailing cost this year, but Kansas counties will have to pick up the tab in the coming years. People with questions are encouraged to contact their city office, township officer, school district, county or other taxing entities. More information about the 2022 Notice of Estimated Ad Valorem Taxes can be found on the Dickinson County website at dkcoks.gov. on the home page, the county clerk and county treasurer’s pages.